At its recent meeting, the Eastern Pulaski School Board discussed a legislative bill that has been filed in this session.
“There has been a bill introduced already which would require schools to not start school until after Labor Day,” explained Superintendent Dr. Robert Klitzman. “With the kind of weather we’re having right now, there have been schools that have delayed, which doesn’t count against you, but if you call off, you make them up. Starting after Labor Day, there is not nearly as many days available to do makeups and things. That’s something that we’re really going to watch. We don’t favor it. We truly favor local control where right now, if our School Board decided they wanted to start after Labor Day, they can do that. We don’t need a law to tell us to do those things. The main push for this is coming out of the entertainment and tourism where they would like to have more people out and about, taking advantage of their attractions and spending money.”
What is your opinion? Let your State Representative or State Senator know your views so your voice can be heard before a vote is taken on the bill.